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Matchbox - Rockville

4.2
2312 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for Groups
A titan of a space, Rockville was modeled after a hunting lodge yet still manages to feel cozy.

A comfortable fireplace fills the space, as well as two wood-fired ovens that churn out thin-crust pizzas in minutes. With two outdoor patios and the private 30-seat Congressional Room, there’s plenty of space for intimate dinners, large parties and get-togethers.

The best seat in the house may be the elevated mezzanine, but everyone is treated to soaring views of the glowing wood wall, reclaimed from a New York State barn built in the early 1900’s.

Below, the bar hints at its former life as a Douglas fir, once suspended up in the 25-foot ceiling. Outside, the shaded fire pit bar is an ideal spot for drinks for you and thirteen of your friends.

Exposed pipes, warm reclaimed timber walls, cool concrete and steel make for an attractive place to gather.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:30pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 816-0369
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Al Nappo
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Neighborhood
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Ample parking in adjacent lot
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Public transit
Located across the street from the Twinbrook Metro (red line)
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Matchbox was designed to offer a number of different choices in planning your event. Toast your guests with a delicious infused martini or spread out in our spacious and inviting dining room.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Whether you’re celebrating a personal milestone or planning a business meeting, matchbox has the perfect private space for your next lunch, dinner or cocktail reception.

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What 2312 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food, friendly service in casual family dining setting. Noise level--high

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Ana is great. Very attentive. Just a great person.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We’ve been to Matchbox many times and are normally satisfied. However, this last time was AWFUL. The waiter was almost non-existent and the kitchen couldn’t get our order right. The manager was of little help. We were there early so it wasn’t too busy. Left with grumpy kids. Very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Upon arrival we were met with 4 kids playing with their cell phones at the hostess stand. Zero greeting until I said "hello - can we be helped please?". Eventually we were led to a table in a glass room behind the bar with no one in it. When asked for another table, the hostess had to go through a series of steps back at the hostess to simply sit us in an almost empty dining room. Delivered to our table was cold calamari. When the meat pizza arrived, it was clear that it should have never left the kitchen. The pepperoni as so burned that there was nothing but "pepperoni chips" on the pie, and the crust was terribly overcooked. The bread pudding was cold and dry - of course, it is made from leftovers, but still. I can't believe there is no managerial oversight of the kitchen and what comes out.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

our food was good and the waitress very nice. However, it took forever to get our drinks. When they finally arrived the waitress said that it took long because the bartender was in the bathroom. A little weird and off putting.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We went for my mother's 76th birthday and had a ball. We are very gregarious outgoing people with a sense of humor and were lucky enough to have Nick as our waiter who picked right up on our vibe which made the experience that much better. He was engaging, attentive, considerate and knowledgeable about the menu and because of him we will return many times and ask for his service!!!

Sincerely,
Amy

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great food, service, and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good pizza. Fun atmosphere. Professional wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Dave was a great waiter! Will go back for more onion straws with a group of friends.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Incredibly accommodating. I was there with a group of 9... and when half our group didn’t show, suggested we move to a smaller table in order to feed the larger table up. As soon as we moved, other folks showed up! Our wait and management were extremely gracious. Oh... the food was awesome too!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was awesome the service was better except at the arrival time I had a reservation at 7:00 pm and did not get a table until 20 min after. Other than that everything was just perfect. I will recommend the place with other friends and family.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Delicious short ribs over butternut squash and parsnips.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Went for a kids birthday and the service was top-rate

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Pizza was okay--not spectacular. Would like to see Sicilian or Chicago thick crust pizza offered. Prices are a little high. Servers are pleasant and reasonably attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wr crkebrated my adult son's birthday. The food was drliciius and the server was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is our go-to spot for a late lunch or early dinner after basketball, flag-football, soccer (fill in a sport) practice on weekends. Good kids menu, tasty food and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This location must have been having an off day when we visited. Though we had reservations, we still had to wait on our table. The waiter was forgetful and infrequent, but he put forth an honest effort. The food and atmosphere were great, as usual.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The salmon was under cooked twice , I had to leave a go to Chopt for cooked food. The burgers were rare . The waiter would disappear . Service was lousy overall and the food . I will not be returning

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Best wood fired pizza there is. Absolutely love it. We live in PA and we need Matchbox Pizza there please.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Kitchen made our pizza wrong 3 times. Never saw a manager.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I've been eating at Matchbox for over 10 years since they only had one location. It has gone down over the years. Service has especially gone downhill. Our server was especially rude and contested what I ordered. I know what I ordered as I have ordered it many times before. My pizza was thick in the middle. I received 6 red pepper slices on my pizza. And the pepperoni portion also was half of what it used to be. I had one red onion in my simple salad and three red tomato halves. The Parmesan crisps are no longer on the salad either. Everything was so skimpy. They are clearly trying to cut costs. We will not be returning any time soon. Sad to see Matchbox join the ranks of the low level restaurants. Gone are the days of the cool hip local restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I always love to go to Matchbox in Rockville. Everything that I have eaten at Matchbox for brunch, lunch or dinner is always delicious! The service is great and the waiters and waitresses aim to please!

In addition, I love the pepperoni pizzas- they are the best!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food was excellent as was the service. I loved both the appetizers and entrees offered, plus the crab soup was on pointe.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The hostess was so personable and our server, Anna, was delightful.
Both did a great job of making us feel like valued guests.
And, the food was quite good-the crispy chicken was very good.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We took our out of town guest from Europe for dinner. We had a reservation and were seated quickly, orders taken well and food delivered quickly. Since I am a vegetarian, I found very few options in the overall menu especially in the hot food section. Could improve on that a little more. Overall, the experience was very pleasant and the burger and salmon the others had ordered were good while the chicken cobb salad our guest ordered was just okay. The decibel level of the music was quite loud and we had to talk loudly to be heard above the music. The ambience was fine and all in all an enjoyable experience was had by all.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My friend Marty’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent fiid

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

great location/ambience and services. the food menu needs an overhaul. lots of fried/greasy choices and cheese everywhere. where is the imagination for some healthy/tasty/unique food? I won't be back unless the menu changes.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went with a big group of family including several kids and everyone on staff was friendly and accommodating. Really enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I had lunch there with a friend and my 3 kids and her 2 kids. This place is super kids friendly and has great options for kids and adults. We sat at a very large and comfortable both. The kids food portion is a very good size. Its not the usual kids plate. Its a little big compare to other restaurants. I had a salad with tuna. It was very refreshing with fresh ingredients. I would definitely return to try more food items.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our server, Steven, was awesome! He was attentive, helpful and friendly. I love the variety of seating options at the Rockville venue too. thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Our server, Stephanie, was personable,attentive, & efficient. She made sure that my 94 year old father felt special after hearing about his appearance in the Post. The food choices are varied and consistently good. I always choose Matchbox when visiting from Oregon.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Service was excellent! Food was ok

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Sunday Brunch

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food very tasty and lots of it. Service good.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I can pretty much depend on Match Box for a good meal and a favorable price. Discovered it is best to make a reservation on Saturday/Sunday due to the large number of people waiting for a seat. Nice place to take "picky" eaters as there is almost something for everyone. Noise level can be problematic and not sure how that can be addressed. Drinks are good.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I am very glad we made reservations through Open Table because it would have taken a very long time to get a table without. We enjoyed the evening and the food. We didn't want to order food right away and did not feel rushed. Our waiter kept an eye on us without constantly asking if we were ready to order. When we were ready, he was right there to take our order. The food was tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had a great time with my friends. She suggested it and we were not disappointed. My only complaint (minor) is that when we were leaving, I asked our waitrer for a bag and he totally forgot. After I reminded him, it was good to go.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was only ok. Very good service and nice interior in the restaurant. Pizza was lacking in toppings, Too thin for my taste. Small burger for the money, I ordered fried chicken salad the chicken was excessively dry and tasteless.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The pizza is delicious and the gluten-free crust was really good.

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